Trivia: Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Law School

Law school success doesn’t come easy. It takes hard work and determination to make it through this legal right of passage. The more you know starting law school will help you succeed from day one. So we asked more than 400 current law students four simple questions:

1. What do you need to learn before starting law school?
2. What is the most important thing you do in law school?
3. What’s important for success in law school?
4. What’s fun about law school?

Their responses are summarized in the infographic below. Use this information to prepare for law school, and make sure you’re ready to succeed!

  1. “Do not stress about grades and exams. Just work hard and do your best. A relaxed brain is a happy brain and being exhausted will not improve your chances of success.”
  2. “Study groups often and outline early. Do not wait till last minute for anything.”
  3. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but don’t be afraid to use a dictionary, either.”
  4. “Start your outlines as early as you can. The sooner you do this, the less stress you will feel at exam time.”
  5. “Don’t get distracted by what other people are doing – focus on what you need to do to best prepare yourself for class and exams.”
  6. “Enjoy the journey. Law school is hard work. Surround yourself with people who are proactive and think positively. Work hard and have fun.”
  7. “Do what you have always done. Do not change your study habits to match those of other students.”
  8. “Don’t fall for every piece of advice you hear. You know how to succeed, just stay committed.”
  9. “Study, study, study, and study smart – meaning learn how to outline and prepare for class early on.”
  10. “Network for jobs as soon as you can, get involved in groups and associations, and meet with professors a few times during the semesters.”

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